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Arrondissement de Chartres

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  • Day9

    Bon Appétit!

    July 16, 2020 in France ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

    Bon Appétit! Kaartjes schrijven en uiteten op een terras vlakbij de prachtige kathedraal. Aan de ene kant heel apart om hier alleen te zitten. Aan de andere kant heb ik het gevoel dat ik de hele wereld aan kan haha! Eet smakelijk🤗Read more

    Corinne Ovinge-Best

    Grote meid als je dit allemaal op kan!!😉

    7/16/20Reply
    Miranda Broersma

    Zoooo dat ziet er lekker uit!!! Eet smakelijk 😘😘

    7/16/20Reply
    Ariëtte Van den Bos

    Lekker !! 🍟🍔🥤geniet ervan. 😘😘

    7/16/20Reply
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  • Day9

    En we zijn weer op de camping!

    July 16, 2020 in France ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Na bijna 5 uur rondgedwaald te hebben in het grote mooie Chartres, heb ik de camping weer teruggevonden. Wat een fantastische onvergetelijke dag! Ik duik vast m'n tentje in. Morgen weer een nieuwe dag👌🏼Read more

    Corinne Ovinge-Best

    Slaaplekker, meis!😘

    7/16/20Reply
    Johanna de Ruiter

    Lekker slapen😘

    7/16/20Reply
    Karin Boonen

    Je bent een topper!

    7/16/20Reply
    Karin Boonen

    Goedemorgen alvast.

    7/16/20Reply
     
  • Day9

    Camping!

    July 16, 2020 in France ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    Aangekomen in Chartres👌🏼 En het leek mij wel leuk om te laten zien hoe ik de tent opzet. Nog geen 10min en hij staat al. Even omkleden en dan ga ik maar eens opzoek naar de kathedraal. Als het goed is, is het nog geen 3km wandelen. Let's go! 😝Read more

    Corry janmaat

    Hoppa, je wordt er handig in hè, elke dag opzetten en afbreken. Lekker genieten nu van je wandeling en een fijne avond voor straks😘

    7/16/20Reply
    Kees 't Hart

    Razend snel.

    7/16/20Reply
    Karin Boonen

    hoppa

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    Karin Boonen

    Jij kan dat:-D

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  • Day335

    A taste of blue

    September 27, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    On the inside one is struck by the mainly blue stained glass windows which have survived since the 12thC.
    Also by the clean-up of the soot coated limestone, which can be seen in the before shot of the clerestory and the after shot on the other side.
    There is a clear hole in one of the windows. Light is supposed to enter on June 21st and hit a nail buried in the floor - ie a solar calender that we have seen in several other churches. Only that they got it wrong. Not only does the facade receive little sunlight but also when it does it doesn't hit the spot on the right date!
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    Tony Hammond

    Indeed a bluetiful window even if it is holey rather than holy....

    10/4/19Reply

    I believe in holy socks

    10/21/19Reply
     
  • Day335

    Cowspiracy?

    September 27, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    The trend nowadays is to vegetarianism and an up-to-date town council doesn't declare itself to be a 'Nuclear Free Zone' but a 'Beef Free Zone'.
    Or maybe its just that this has been and continues to be a major sheep farming area.

    Churches everywhere in Normandy. St Leonards (built 1520-1540) at La Pyle is one such example. Note to campers: there is a tap in the yard which actually works so you can fill your water bottles.
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    Tony Hammond

    Enough to make anyone feel sheepish....

    10/4/19Reply
     
  • Day10

    Chartres Cathedral

    September 21, 2019 in France ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    As cathedrals go this one rates pretty well on the Douglas' cathedral rating scheme. It was free (big one), they provided a bit of interesting background (but not too much), beautiful windows not too crowded and some interesting restoration work in progress. We happily mosied about finding interesting odds and sods for quite a while.Read more

  • Day10

    Église St Pierre

    September 21, 2019 in France ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Another cathedral - or just an old church? Just an old church of would seem. Why you would build an enormous church here when there was an even more enormous cathedral just up the hill is beyond our limited understanding - maybe to give a whole other group of people headaches trying to figure out how to restore /keep it from falling down. It was a good find for us though, a cool resting spot along the way of our day's wandering.Read more

  • Day335

    Chartres

    September 27, 2019 in France ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    Named after a Celtic tribe, the Carnutes, who made it their principal Druidic centre, Chartres is 88km from Paris in the Eure-et-Loir region, and directly on the route back to England where I must go to get the van tested / taxed and insured.
    After a very wet day, the Chartrain and Chartraine, (for that is how the locals call themselves,) are not to be found on the streets; but the rain stopped for long enough for me to wander around another medievil city.
    The dolls hospital was the only unusual sight.
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    Tony Hammond

    Did King Carnute ever visit it?

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  • Day335

    Twin towers still standing

    September 27, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    OK so there is one other reason to visit Chartres: Notre-Dame de Chartres. The cathedral is UNESCO World Heritage listed rightly because it is a well preserved example of High Gothic style building.
    It was built following a fire that destroyed most of the previous Merovingian church in 1194, the new choir being complete by 1221 and the whole building consecrated in 1260.
    Everyone takes the same photo of the West façade built around the middle of the 12th century and its 2 asymmetric towers, but I couldn't resist yet another copy.
    A taste of the rest is provided, but judging by the half a dozen photo-tourists following me around to take the same shots from exactly the spot where I took mine, I suspect that they are no more unique than the tower shot.
    Like the priests house - you would expect no les for a Bishop.
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    Tony Hammond

    Indeed a towering achievement....

    10/4/19Reply
     
  • Day18

    Chartres to Illiers Combray

    September 7, 2017 in France ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    This morning we returned to the Cathedral to explore inside and see the massive stained glass windows. It was then time to get back on the bikes to continue our journey.

    The ride took us along a lovely succession of peaceful country roads. This really was the type of riding that we had been looking forward to, although anyone who had expected a "flat" ride would have another think coming. The road seemed to be always either rising or falling (mostly the former), which meant that it was by no means an easy day in the saddle.

    We arrived at Illiers Combray in the middle of the afternoon and went in search of our hotel - the Hotel Les Aubepines.

    The tiny town is best known for being the home of the French poet Marcel Proust. It has not changed much and has preserved the charm of past times.

    The Church of St. Jacques is the model for the church featured so prominently in the first part of Marcel Proust’s literary masterpiece, À La Recherche du Temps Perdu (Remembrance of Things Past). The church dates back to the 13th century and was rebuilt in 1497, with the aid of Florent d’Illiers, who fought alongside Joan of Arc.
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Arrondissement de Chartres